Combining different aged chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by buffyandhersisters, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. buffyandhersisters

    buffyandhersisters In the Brooder

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    I have five 2 month old chickens and 2 laying hens (maybe 6 months old). Can they all eat the same thing? Right now I have them separated, so the young ones can eat medicated chick mash and the hens can eat laying crumbles. I'd like to get them all in the same coop though. When can the little ones eat the laying crumbles as well?
    Thank you!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Often it is reccomended to wait at least 4 months or till the first egg to let the babies eat layer, that said, providing your medicated feed only contains amprolium (a thiamine blocker), you can feed them all chick food. Just put oyster shell on the side for the layers.
     

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